Science Sources: Fingerprints Everywhere

The study database presented here includes the 214 detection and attribution studies identified in the following report: Fingerprints Everywhere: Review and Analysis of Detection and Attribution Studies Finding the Fingerprint of Climate Change in US and Global Trends and Events. The report, available here, was published in September 2018.

To search or browse an updating database of detection and attribution studies, including studies published since September 2018, visit Science Sources: Detection and Attribution, or learn more about detection and attribution studies.

Title Sourcesort descending Date Author(s)
Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 29, 2017 Andra J. Garner, Michael E. Mann, Kerry A. Emanuel, Robert E. Kopp, Ning Ling, Richard B. Alley, Benjamin P. Horton, Robert M. DeContok, Jeffrey P. Donnelly, and David Pollard
Assessing the present and future probability of Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nov 13, 2017 Kerry Emanuel
Projected Atlantic hurricane surge threat from rising temperatures Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Apr 2, 2013 Aslak Grinsted, John C. Moore, Svetlana Jevrejeva
Increased threat of tropical cyclones and coastal flooding to New York City during the anthropogenic era Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 13, 2015 Andra J. Reed, Michael E. Mann, Kerry A. Emanuel, Ning Lin, Benjamin P. Horton, Andrew C. Kemp, and Jeffrey P. Donnelly
Hurricane Sandy’s flood frequency increasing from year 1800 to 2100 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 10, 2016 Ning Lin, Robert E. Kopp, Benjamin P. Horton, Jeffrey P. Donnelly
Identifying human influences on atmospheric temperature Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jun 22, 2012 Benjamin D. Santer, Jeffrey F. Painter, Carl A. Mears, Charles Doutriaux, Peter Caldwell, Julie M. Arblaster, Philip J. Cameron-Smith, Nathan P. Gillett, Peter J. Gleckler, John Lanzante, Judith Perlwitz, Susan Solomon, Peter A. Stott, Karl E. Taylor et a
Impact of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire across western US forests Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 10, 2016 John T. Abatzoglou and A. Park Williams
Human and natural influences on the changing thermal structure of the atmosphere Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 22, 2013 Benjamin D. Santer, Jeffrey F. Painter, Céline Bonfils, Carl A. Mears, Susan Solomon, Tom M. L. Wigley, Peter J. Gleckler, Gavin A. Schmidt, Charles Doutriaux, Nathan P. Gillett, Karl E. Taylor, Peter W. Thorne, Frank J. Wentz
Increase of extreme events in a warming world Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Sep 27, 2011 Stefan Rahmstorf and Dim Coumou
Climate change and California drought in the 21st century Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Mar 31, 2015 Michael E. Mann, Peter H. Gleick
Incorporating model quality information in climate change detection and attribution studies Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Sep 1, 2009 B. D. Santer, K. E. Taylor, P. J. Gleckler, C. Bonfils, T. P. Barnett, D. W. Pierce, T. M. L. Wigley, C. Mears, F. J. Wentz, W. Brüggemann, N. P. Gillett, S. A. Klein, S. Solomon, P. A. Stott, M. F. Wehner
Human-Induced Changes in the Hydrology of the Western United States Science Feb 22, 2008 Tim P. Barnett, David W. Pierce, Hugo G. Hidalgo, Celine Bonfils, Benjamin D. Santer, Tapash Das, Govindasamy Bala, Andrew W. Wood, Toru Nozawa, Arthur A. Mirin, Daniel R. Cayan, Michael D. Dettinger
Anthropogenic Warming of Earth's Climate System Science Apr 13, 2001 Sydney Levitus, John I. Antonov, Julian Wang, Thomas L. Delworth, Keith W. Dixon, Anthony J. Broccoli
Detection of Anthropogenic Climate Change in the World's Oceans Science Apr 13, 2001 Tim P. Barnett, David W. Pierce, Reiner Schnur
Human-induced arctic moistening Science Apr 25, 2008 Seung-Ki Min, Xuebin Zhang, Francis Zwiers
Detection of a Human Influence on North American Climate Science Nov 14, 2003 David J. Karoly, Karl Braganza, Peter A. Stott, Julie M. Arblaster, Gerald A. Meehl, Anthony J. Broccoli, Keith W. Dixon
Observed Arctic sea-ice loss directly follows anthropogenic CO2 emission Science Nov 3, 2016 Dirk Notz, Julienne Stroeve
Contributions of Anthropogenic and Natural Forcing to Recent Tropopause Height Changes Science Jul 25, 2003 B. D. Santer, M. F. Wehner, T. M. L. Wigley, R. Sausen, G. A. Meehl, K. E. Taylor, C. Ammann, J. Arblaster, W. M. Washington, J. S. Boyle, W. Brüggemann
Attribution of global glacier mass loss to anthropogenic and natural causes Science Aug 22, 2014 Ben Marzeion, J. Graham Cogley, Kristin Richter, David Parkes
Human-caused Indo-Pacific warm pool expansion Science Advances Jul 1, 2016 Evan Weller, Seung-Ki Min, Wenju Cai, Francis W. Zwiers, Yeon-Hee Kim, Donghyun Lee

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